American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a mainly agricultural Turkic people inhabiting the Xinjiang region in China.
- n. The Turkic language of the Uigurs.
- n. Alternative form of Uyghur.
- n. a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas
- n. the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language
- n. the Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China
- Uigur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name Uigur is perhaps more correctly applied to the alphabet than the language  which appears to have been the literary form of the various Turkish idioms spoken north and south of the Tien-shan.”
“I am sympathetic to the cause of Uigur autonomy and rights.”
“Facing many of the same problems Tibetans have due to their religious views such as religious restrictions, forced abortions, imprisonment and execution, the Uyghurs '(also spelled as Uygur, Uigur, Uighur) plight isn't as visible to westerners as the Buddhist's situation.”
“A group of players decides to gain an advantage by time travel - but snatching a Uigur man just about to die from the 800s to use his knowledge to tactical advantage.”
“Did anyone see the shortlist of sports the PRC athletes are participating in: 1. The 1000 RMB guanxi handoff 2. The Uigur/Tibetean target sharpshooting competition 3. The reverse engineer and copy steal.”
“A number of European savants are at present occupied with this literature and Sir Denison Ross (to whom I am indebted for much information) contemplates the publication of an Uigur text of Book I found in Central Asia.”
“The Uigur text is published in _Bibliotheca Buddhica_, 1914.”
“The characters were neither easy to write nor graceful, and after Pagspa's death his invention fell into disuse and was replaced by an enlarged and modified form of the Uigur alphabet.”
“She made a treaty with the Tibetans (783) and an alliance with the Uigurs, who now came to the front and occupied Turfan, where there was a flourishing Uigur kingdom with Manichæism as the state religion from about 750 to 843.”
“Among the learned editors were persons acquainted with Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Uigur.”
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